Exam 1 Chapters 13-17 PDF

Michelangelo paints himself in the fresco as the skin

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Unformatted text preview: his Pieta is considered to be more of an Early Renaissance piece of work. • Because Michelangelo wanted to make something pure and beautiful, Mary is shown as being very young, and the agony that is present in the other Pieta is not in action here. Note: Michelangelo considered himself to be first and foremost a carver and a sculptor. Michelangelo, David, ca. 1501- 1504, marble • This is the earliest monumental statue of the Renaissance • This was commissioned to be a statue of the symbol of Florence o This portrayal, however, is not really tied historically to the story of Florence like Donatello’s David is. • This sculpture is considered to be quintessentially High Renaissances o Michelangelo breaks all rules of proportionality §༊ David’s hands are to big for his body §༊ David’s head to too large for his neck • But all of these exaggerations were done in order to exemplify the notion of artists being the practitioners of the liberal arts. Fun Fact: Brumante (the cousin of Raphael) volunteered Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Chapel because he thought Michelangelo would fail. (Michelangelo considered himself to be a sculptor and not a painter). Michelangelo agreed to paint the Chapel only if no one was allowed to see it until it was completed. Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, ca. 1508- 1512, frescoes • Images on the ceiling range from the creation, to the destruction, to the redemption of man. • Images from the book of Genesis run down the middle or central portion of the ceiling o Th...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/08/2014 for the course ARHS 1020 taught by Professor Miriamlilje during the Spring '12 term at Tulane.

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